Living Entrepreneurship Blog / Tag: women entrepreneur

Ashley Lucas

Starting, scaling, and sourcing. How Esmeralda Lambert took small steps to bring her entrepreneurial dream to life.

Like many entrepreneurs, the start of Esmeralda Jewelry, Accessories, and Gifts, was part passion, part chance, part ingenuity. Growing up in the Dominican Republic, Esmeralda Lambert worked with local artisans to create the jewelry she so passionately wanted to bring to life. Large statement pieces would be worked and woven into pieces of art, grabbing…

Ashley Lucas

5 Ways Women Entrepreneurs Can Achieve Their Full Leadership Potential

Each year, Babson College hosts Women and Diversity Day, where faculty, staff, alumni, prospective students, and current students have an opportunity to learn from one another and experience all that Babson has to offer. Kicking off the full-day of programming, Susan Duffy, Executive Director of the Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership, challenged audience members to…

Ashley Lucas

Babson’s Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership (CWEL) Awarded Excellence in Specialty Entrepreneurship Education

Each year, universities committed to innovative entrepreneurship education come together at the Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers (GCEC) Conference to celebrate innovative advancements in the way entrepreneurship is taught. Now in its twenty-second year, the GCEC Conference was attended by more than 540 individuals from 250 top universities from around the globe, the most in…

Antonette Ho

Female Founder Resources

In honor of International Women’s Day, we wanted to highlight how we are supporting female founders at Babson. The Blank Center, in partnership with our colleagues at the Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership (CWEL), has compiled some specific resources that female founders can take advantage of through our centers and beyond. This fall, the Blank…

Emily Denoble

Entrepreneurship Faculty Profile: Lakshmi Balachandra

Lakshmi Balachandra is one of the friendliest professors I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. She walks around campus with a smile on her face and an interest in what her former students are involved in now. I know this because she was my FME professor! Professor Balachandra is persistent, dedicated, loyal, and silly,…

Heatherjean MacNeil

What Makes WIN Lab Unique? A WINning Approach.

Women entrepreneurs are facing a new and intriguing proposition: choosing the right venture accelerator. With the number of accelerator and incubator opportunities for women-led-businesses on the rise, women entrepreneurs must consider what unique elements a venture accelerator can bring to the table and choose the program that best fits their needs. Women Innovating Now (WIN)…

Marissa Goldstein

Profile of a WINner: Joanne Louis

With the 2013-2014 academic year just about over, I wanted to be sure to highlight a few more WINners: women who were part of the first cohort of the Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab, a year-long residency program for students at Babson College that accelerates their entrepreneurial path from ideation to launch. A senior and…

Marissa Goldstein

Profile of a WINner: Savitha Sridharan

I recently had the opportunity to speak with one of The Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab’s participant, Savitha Sridharan, MBA Candidate Class of 2014, to discuss her business, Aurora. An engineer by training and an ultra-marathon runner, Savitha is dedicated to creating awareness and solutions to help communities in her native country of India as…

Marissa Goldstein

Profile of a WINner: Daniela Afonso

I recently sat down with one of The Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab’s participants, Daniela Afonso, MBA Candidate Class of 2014. Daniela, a native of Brazil, is a marketing professional with more than 10 years of experience developing local and national marketing campaigns. She started two successful businesses prior to pursuing her MBA at Babson.…